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At Cancun meet world leaders feel heat on climate change

The international community is hoping to lay foundations, set up frameworks and install building blocks toward practically addressing the dire consequences of global warming.

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Global warming: more or less?

The right denies the problem of global warming; the New York Times complains that Congress isn't doing enough to meet the threat. So is global warming getting worse or not?

Study: Wi-Fi radiation harmful to trees

The entire digital revolution sweeping the world  these days  may not be  so great after all especially when it comes to protecting the environment.

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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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Pope's condom statement offers Rorschach theology

Pope Benedict XVI set off a firestorm this week when the Vatican released excerpts from a new book in which the pontiff obliquely says that HIV prevention might be a reason for condoms.

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Artists protest funding cuts

Singers, painters and television presenters demonstrated across the Netherlands on Saturday against government plans to slash funding and subsidies for the arts.

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Haiti cholera crisis provokes street protests

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.

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Obama in land of Gandhi

While Indians celebrated the visit of the U.S. president and the support given for India's bid to the UN Security Council and his noting that India has "emerged" as a world power, there were specific U.S. interests that Obama needed to carry out.

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World Notes: Japan, Israel, Cuba and more

Western Sahara, Mexico, United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Israel and Cuba: all the latest in international news.

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Recalling Colombia’s Patriotic Union tragedy

Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing  victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.

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